A former aftershave factory in Northumberland could become a vegan food facility owned by Heather Mills, the former wife of Paul McCartney.
Government Minister Jake Berry is to speak with VBites, the vegan food company founded by Ms Mills, to see if the Government can help it buy the former Coty factory, which is in Seaton Delaval.
The possible move was raised in the House of Commons by MP Ronnie Campbell. He said the scheme could provide up to 1,000 jobs, but VBites faced costs of £6 million to get the factory up and running, on top of the cost of buying it.
Heather took to instagram to share her excitement at the developments saying it was 'great news' and she was 'hoping to keep it a surprise'.
He said: "I drive past the factory often, and it is a shame to see that nice factory, which has had a lot of investment put into it, standing empty. I would like to see the Government giving a bit of encouragement and help."
The factory was originally owned by a firm called by Shulton and made Old Spice aftershave. It was then taken over by Procter & Gamble in 1990 before it merged with Coty in a multi billion pound deal.
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